Your 2011 NJCAA DIII Champions: The Mountain View Lions

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LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY - In a 72-64 win over the Rochester CTC Yellowjackets on Saturday night, the unranked Lions of Mountain View College completed an impressive tournament run from underdog to top dog.

Despite jumping out to an early 10-point lead, the Rochester CTC Yellowjackets could not hold off the Lions’ scoring attack. Mountain View went into halftime up 34-30, leading to their upset victory over #2 Rochester.

Mountain View’s top scorer, Marcus Price, dropped 18 points on the Yellowjackets, including going 2-3 from the free throw line. Eliwasa Baker joined in with 11 points, and added 8 rebounds, while Ashley Crayton also contributed 11 points and 5 rebounds. Baker and Crayton went 3-6 and 5-8 from the line respectively. Bryan Rollins was an asset off the Mountain View bench, scoring 8 and grabbing 3 boards. William Talton had 11 assists in the title game.

For the Yellowjackets, standout big man Joe Beck continued his strong tournament play with 17 points and 5 rebounds, including 7-8 from the line. Chaz Sharp also had a 15 point, 4 rebound night for the Yellowjackets, and Torren Dowdy added 13 points and 7 boards. Dowdy also shot 5-9 from the line. David Fritsch contributed 6 assists and 6 boards, with 5 points.

En route to the title, the unranked Mountain View Lions took down #1 Davidson County (95-89) in Round One, followed by a win over unranked Ocean County College (77-71) in the semifinals.

The Mountain View Lions end a Championship season at 25-8, and the Rochester CTC Yellowjackets complete their season at 28-4.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 25 October 2011 15:12 )  

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